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installation on F2FS file system

Started by radiosparks, February 25, 2021, 08:49:42 PM

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LXQT did not install on f2fs file system on usb.
f2fs-tools were not included in distro. Though I hv installed it on synaptic.
Followed ideas at

As I understand GRUB 2.04 supports F2FS system.
GRUB at Sparky is 2.02 version.
Any instructions for Sparky?


Third post in a row - Stable or Rolling.  Yes, it can make a difference.   

The author of the web page - web site of howtos to help remind himself and others seems competent - capable.   Target is Buster which would be Stable in Sparky at present.  Skill set is somewhat high.   

QuoteUnless you have a solid reason to use F2FS, I recommend sticking with the file systems offered by the Debian installer instead. The method mentioned here is not official. The very reason why I am updating this guide is that an update to the F2FS driver in the Linux kernel a few years ago brought additional kernel module requirements, making the systems set up according to my previous guide to F2FS unbootable. Also, F2FS may not work with some extended file system attributes, such as those used by SELinux.

The SELinux comments might have some bearing. 

The Arch Wiki can be helpful at times.   Never follow it blindly.  Great info.

Debian Wiki

I do wish you luck.  I have run separate DE's on SDHC's in atom's in the past, but it is something that I would have been interested in the past, but at present I take care of people at work and my parents at 96 and 90.   Of course look at the Debian Forum to look for solutions.    A lot more users there, 
Search forum for "More info easier via inxi"    If requested -  no inxi, no help for you by  me.


I m using Sparky on a single core, with usb flash.
USB flash drives are very slow when it comes to writing.

F2FS can be handy to imorive peformance of the drives.
Unfortunately, no linux distro is supporting for installation.
Even sparky does not come preinstaled f2fs-tools.


sudo apt -s install f2fs-tools
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libf2fs-format4 libf2fs5
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  f2fs-tools libf2fs-format4 libf2fs5
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Inst libf2fs5 (1.11.0-1.1 Debian:10.8/stable [amd64])
Inst libf2fs-format4 (1.11.0-1.1 Debian:10.8/stable [amd64])
Inst f2fs-tools (1.11.0-1.1 Debian:10.8/stable [amd64])
Conf libf2fs5 (1.11.0-1.1 Debian:10.8/stable [amd64])
Conf libf2fs-format4 (1.11.0-1.1 Debian:10.8/stable [amd64])
Conf f2fs-tools (1.11.0-1.1 Debian:10.8/stable [amd64])

apt -s actually does not need the sudo.   same as --simulation.

Preinstalled or installable.   It is always a balance of what binaries to offer in a standard distro and DE.   Rarely used binaries are pre-installed that is what apt (or for Sparky aptus) is for.   

What is your skill set or experience in Linux.   90+ % of all binaries in Sparky come from Debian.   

Search forum for "More info easier via inxi"    If requested -  no inxi, no help for you by  me.

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